Ch 4: Classroom Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

About This Chapter

Teachers who want to improve their abilities to manage and instruct students with autism spectrum disorders can benefit from this chapter's resources. Inside the chapter, you'll find several instructional strategies that are designed to support and accommodate students with autism.

Classroom Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help instructors and educators better manage and teach students who have autism spectrum disorders. The chapter includes several instructional strategies to support students with ASD, such as the priming strategy, functional routines, the TEACCH method and more. You'll also find classroom modification suggestions and technologies that can help ensure your students' success.

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How It Helps

  • Outlines helpful instructional strategies: You'll apply various instructional strategies to accommodate your students with ASD.
  • Modifies the classroom environment: You'll be able to adapt your classroom set up to meet your students needs.
  • Addresses assistive technologies: The chapter suggests several technological resources that can help students with ASD.

Skills Covered

Studying these lessons can equip you to:

  • Set up your classroom to meet the needs of students with autism
  • Explain how task analysis and functional routines can help students with ASD
  • Outline the six components of the Discrete Trial Training method
  • Apply the priming strategy in your classroom
  • Understand how students with ASD can benefit from the TEACCH method
  • Know how to make classroom accommodations and modifications for students with ASD
  • Use technology to assist students with ASD in the classroom
  • Adapt your instruction to effectively teach reading, math and physical activity to students with autism
  • Write individualized education program (IEP) goals for students with ASD

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Classroom Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Positive Learning Environments for Students with Autism

1. Positive Learning Environments for Students with Autism

This lesson will help you design a classroom that is a positive learning environment for students with autism. The lesson will include examples for physical space layout, instructional tone, positive reinforcement, organizing materials and using schedules.

Functional Routines & Task Analysis for Students with Autism

2. Functional Routines & Task Analysis for Students with Autism

For students with autism, the routines and activities of daily living can be challenging. In this lesson, you will learn about functional routines and task analysis, which can be used to teach students to master these situations.

Discrete Trial Training for Students with Autism

3. Discrete Trial Training for Students with Autism

This article defines discrete trial training, including the six steps in the process. Then, take a look at examples of how to use discrete trial training when working with students on the autism spectrum.

Priming as a Teaching Strategy: Definition & Examples

4. Priming as a Teaching Strategy: Definition & Examples

Teachers usually know before they present a lesson how certain students will react. Some students, who need routine and predictability, are more successful when they are prepared for what's coming. Let's look at a strategy called priming and how it may be implemented in your classroom.

The TEACCH Method for Students with Autism

5. The TEACCH Method for Students with Autism

The unique needs and abilities that students with autism bring to a classroom require teachers to be creative and resourceful in their instruction. Let's review the TEACCH method and how its evidence based tools help teachers implement effective strategies.

Accommodations for Students with Autism

6. Accommodations for Students with Autism

There are many ways to accommodate individuals with autism in the classroom. This lesson will provide ideas and strategies to better prepare the teacher. Learning how to accommodate these students will make teaching easier and set the student up for success.

Classroom Modifications for Autism

7. Classroom Modifications for Autism

As teachers, we want our students to succeed. We'd try anything, even if it meant turning the classroom upside down. Fortunately, there are much simpler modifications we can implement to help students with autism succeed in our classroom.

Teaching Reading to Students with Autism

8. Teaching Reading to Students with Autism

Reading is a critical life skill for all students, but kids with autism have unique barriers to learning that make reading especially difficult. Let's explore some tips and tricks for teaching reading to students with autism.

Autism & Reading Comprehension

9. Autism & Reading Comprehension

Have you ever asked a student with autism about a reading assignment only to be met with a blank stare? Reading comprehension can be a particular challenge for students with autism. This lesson looks at some practical strategies for teaching reading comprehension.

Teaching Math to Students with Autism

10. Teaching Math to Students with Autism

As autism in the classroom has increased, most teachers have been exposed to this disorder and its unique challenges. This lesson looks at how autism affects the ability to understand math, and goes over effective teaching strategies that may help.

Physical Activity for Children with Autism

11. Physical Activity for Children with Autism

This lesson will provide example activities for children with Autism on different levels of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This includes the three most common forms of ASD: Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Autistic disorder.

Assistive Technology for Students with Autism

12. Assistive Technology for Students with Autism

Today, there are many resources available to help students with autism, particularly in the classroom. Learn about cutting-edge assistive technologies that will enhance learning for students with autism.

Sample IEP Goals for Students with Autism

13. Sample IEP Goals for Students with Autism

In this lesson, you'll learn how to write annual individualized education program (IEP) goals for students with autism. You'll also find an IEP goal-writing checklist to assist in writing specific goals.

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